The English Constitution
A classic study of the British constitution, paying special attention to how Parliament and the monarchy work. The author frequently draws comparisons with the American Constitution, being generally critical of the American system of government.
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The support of the Lords is an aid and a luxury ; that of the Commons is a strict
and indispensable necessary . These difficulties are particularly raised by
questions of foreign policy . On most domestic subjects , either custom or
legislation have ...
If in such cases they showed a reluctance to act as the people wished , they
would have the same lesson taught them as on vital and exciting questions of
domestic legislation , and the case is not so likely to happen , for on these
internal and ...
The United States and its copies were the only present and familiar Republics ,
and in these the system was exactly opposite . The Executive was there
appointed by the people as the Legislative was too . No conspicuous example of
any other ...
No one can any longer doubt the possibility of a republic in which the Executive
and the Legislative authorities were united and fixed ; no one can assert such
union to be the incommunicable attribute of a Constitutional Monarchy .
The English Premier being appointed by the selection , and being removable at
the pleasure , of the preponderant Legislative Assembly , is sure to be able to rely
on that assembly . If he wants legislation to aid his policy he can obtain that ...
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review